Soude Dadras is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate in Textiles at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University. Dadras’ is well versed in the study and history of Persian Rugs and Textile Art History. The Iranian native holds a degree from Islamic Azad University. In addition to her curatorial practice, Dadras remains active in the field as a visiting scholar at the University of Pittsburgh and guest lecturer at the Carnegie Museum of Art, a Persian Carpet & Kilim Appraiser, and an Antique Carpet Restoration Specialist.
Dadras is an art curator and Ongoing Conversation is a curatorial project by her. Over the past five years, Dadras has curated several international exhibitions in Istanbul, and Kyoto respectively.
Her current curatorial project will take place in Kyoto Shibori Museum and Kyoto International Community House (kokoka) in Kyoto, Japan, on December 2019. The mission of Dadras’ Ongoing Conversation is “to bring together disparate voices in the visual arts through an international purview in order to examine cross-cultural similarities of the human condition.”
When I was in preschool, my favorite time of day was when I was allowed to draw and paint. As I got older, this love never faded and eventually I went to college to study art.
I use many different mediums, such as fabric, threds, dyes and old and recycled items. I believe that working in a single medium is restrictive to my artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own individual style.
I enjoy traveling and writing my journal, in my spare time and many of my pieces are directly influenced by these trips in nature and unknown cities. I love recreating plants and wildlife, different cultural events and stages of life in my work.